On Sunday I had the pleasure of meeting my online friend Rose. She came by for a Cuppa with her friend Naomi as they were visiting Canberra for the Craft and Quilt fair. Both ladies were absolutely lovely and I was so comfortable in their presence and having them in my home.
|I am in the pink and Rose is in Red. Camellias provide a lovely Backdrop|
I served Date Loaf and Apple Muffins. Both ladies commented on the Date loaf and I have chosen to share the recipe with you today. :)
1 3/4 cups sifted SR flour
1 lightly packed cup Brown sugar
1 cup Chopped Dates
1 Cup boiling water
2 teaspoons Vanilla Essence
1 Teaspoon Bicarb Soda
1/4 - 1/2 tsp Mixed Spice.
Put Dates and Brown Sugar in a bowl and add your Butter ( slice this into smaller sections )
Add the Boiling water and stir until butter has melted.
Next Add Flour, Bicarb, Spice and mix it all up well, lastly incorporate the Vanilla to the mixture.
Bake in a well greased loaf tin at 180 deg for about 45 mins.
This is yummy with butter or simply unadorned.
I also occasionally add a handful of well crushed walnuts too.
|Recipe for Date Loaf|
Great with a Cuppa. :)
Have you ever met online friends in Real life?